Call Congress Now: Urge "NO" Vote on HR 1628 Obamacare Repeal


The U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation today to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in March, House members plan to vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which would change the way states receive Medicaid funding by imposing a per capita allotment funding structure. 

If passed into law, the bill will significantly impact the ability of students with disabilities and students in poverty to receive critically necessary health services in public schools. The legislation will require schools to compete for limited Medicaid funding, and result in the institution of arbitrary caps on how much Medicaid reimbursements are made to public schools. 

Please enter your information on the right to Call your Member in the House of Representatives to urge him/her to oppose H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. 



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You can use the following talking points during your call with members of Congress/staffers: 

 1.       As a constituent and a public education advocate, I oppose the passage of the American Health Care Act. Rather than close the gap and eliminate the rate of uninsured children in America, the current proposal will ration the healthcare America’s most vulnerable children receive and undermine the ability of school districts to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities and students in poverty.

 2.       Children represent 46% of all Medicaid beneficiaries yet represent only 19% of the costs. Currently, school districts receive $4-5 billion in Medicaid funds so they can make sure students with disabilities and students who cannot get to a doctor regularly receive the care they need to learn and thrive. The current proposal will jeopardize students’ ability to receive comprehensive care at schools and will create barriers to access